MOTIVATION: real men do yoga.
Physically it makes me more flexible, more explosive, less susceptible to injury. Mentally, it’s just like a way to regroup during the day. It helps with my focus. It’s a way for me to become a better athlete, and it’s also helped with the mental side of sports,” says 6-foot-8 UCLA basketball star, Reeves Nelson about his daily yogapractice.
Fox reports that Nelson hits the mat almost daily with his instructor Kent Katich. Katich works with a number of pro-basketball players including NBA stars Baron Davis, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Love.
Reeves has fell in love with yoga and says:
“It’s something I’ll probably do for the rest of my life, because quite honestly, I like it that much.”
So how does Reeves think it will help his game? He says:
“… in a game, you want to be in control. That’s like the main thing about yoga. It’s difficult physically, but you want to be in control and calm during the game.”
Reeves also likes that yoga helps him ease his mind:
“It’s great because it gives you time to unwind and settle down and just sort through all the thoughts in your head… And then it gives you time to relax.”